I’m Getting Married, Dad!
Have your father make a toast or speech.

Now that the big question has been popped and you’re preparing to say I do, honouring the people who mean a lot to you with special moments on your wedding day is important to most brides. Many choose to make their bridal party or their mothers a priority, but fathers are not to be left out.

Most fathers and their children share a special bond from the moment they are born. Here are ways to honour your father and make him feel special on your wedding day. A wedding is an excellent opportunity to capture beautiful and sentimental moments between the bride or groom and their fathers.

Ask him to walk you up the aisle

I know this is an assumed and expected role for the father of the bride; however, if you take the time to formally ask, it will make him feel extra special.

Do a father-daughter dance

The father-daughter dance is regarded as a beautiful moment between a bride and her father and symbolises her gratitude for the love and guidance she received throughout her life as she enters her new chapter. Many brides choose a heartfelt song that leaves some guests in tears while other brides opt for a song that brings laughter as Dad shows off his best moves.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

You can ask your father to provide one or more of these items. Knowing that you’ve incorporated a memento that means something special to him will be a lasting memory and a heart-warming moment.

Let him stand out

Let dad feel special by standing out from the groom and groomsmen by choosing a special boutonnière for him or another accessory like a different tie or custom cuff link.

Write him a special note

Give him a handwritten note expressing your love and appreciation for him.

Ask him to make a speech

What better occasion for your father to talk about the pride he feels on your special day? I usually recommend the welcome speech at the start of the reception.

If you don’t know where to start, make a date with dad to speak about what he feels most comfortable doing that will fit the occasion and his personality.

Everyone has a different relationship with their father; let this moment reflect yours.

A father-daughter dance
Ask your father to walk you down the aisle.
Shikima Hinds Logo

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login

HOUSE RULES

  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy